Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art
In January 2014, with funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Archives of American Art launched a two-year initiative to improve access to primary sources documenting American art and design in Chicago collections. This project aligns with the Terra Foundation’s goals to foster innovative approaches to American art scholarship and with the Archives’ mission to collect, preserve and make available primary source material documenting the visual arts in the United States.
An integral component of the project was the production of interviews of Chicago artists and art dealers for the Archives’ oral history program. The interviews gather a wealth of information on Chicago’s art history, adding to the Archives’ existing in-depth interviews in and about Chicago including with Katharine Kuh, Fitzhugh Dinkins, William McBride, Don Baum, Ruth Duckworth, Richard A. Florsheim, Susanne Ghez, Richard Howard Hunt, Richard Gray, Gladys Nilsson, Miyoko Ito, Anne Rorimer, Archibald Motley, and many others.
For more Chicago primary sources, visit Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials, a Terra Foundation Resource.
Dennis Adrian (b. 1937)
Interview with Dennis Adrian conducted by Lanny Silverman, October 8-9, 2015
William Conger (b. 1937)
Interview with William Conger conducted by Lanny Silverman, May 18-20, 2015
Art Green (b. 1941)
Interview with Art Green conducted by Lanny Silverman, September 17-18, 2015
Theodore Halkin (b. 1924)
Interview with Ted Halkin conducted by Lanny Silverman, July 29-August 17, 2015
Rhona Hoffman (b.1934)
Interview with Rhona Hoffman conducted by Lanny Silverman, June 18-22, 2015
Ken Josephson (b. 1932)
Interview with Kenneth Josephson conducted by Lanny Silverman, September 29-30, 2015
Vera Klement (b. 1929)
Interview with Vera Klement conducted by Lanny Silverman, June 12 and 14, 2015
Suellen Rocca (b. 1943)
Interview with Suellen Rocca conducted by Lanny Silverman, November 5-6, 2015
Franz Schulze (b. 1927)
Interview with Franz Schulze conducted by Lanny Silverman, October 19-21, 2015
Evelyn Statsinger (b. 1927)
Interview with Evelyn Statsinger conducted by Lanny Silverman, May 11-13, 2015